Microsoft in talks to buy eBay!

Whoa!  This is a little interesting.  Not exactly a non-reliable source either.  I can’t begin to fathom what exactly it could mean to the industry if this were to ever go through.  Of course, Skype would certainly be integrated into Windows.  That might be alright for a while.  I don’t really see much integration with eBay except for the mentioned integration with the Live Search.  Added exposure for certain.  Could also make for interesting integration of both Skype and Ebay into MSN Spaces.

One question that comes to mind is how much is eBay worth.  They just paid a bucket load for Skype and that was a minor drop in their total value.  This would almost certainly be a deal in the billions.  I also would like to ask why we haven’t heard anything else about this in the few weeks that they have been talking. Could be a lotta smoke and mirrors but, the nypost is normally a pretty good source for not following rumors around.  We’ll have to keep our ears to the ground and see if/what everyone else is saying.

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